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Hi, I'm planning to build a new pc ad wanted to know if the parts I chose were compatable. The parts are:

Processor: Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU BX80601920
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX
HDD: WD 2TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 32 MB Cache
GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-N945-LR GeForce 9400 GT 1GB
RAM: Corsair CMD8GX3M4A1600C8 Dominator 8 GB 4 x 2

I still need a motherboard so I apreciate any suggestions. Please let me know if there's anything i could improve, thanks.
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    looks very good.

    the PSU is massive overkill, a vx550 would suffice and still have plenty of headroom.

    i personally wouldn;t get a 'green' HDD. but thats a perosnal choice, i'd want more performance. are you specifically looking for a green drive?

    what are you planning on doing with this rig? I'm wondering if the 9400gt is a good choice. obviously its not going to game well, but if you are in it for productivity a 5 series card from ATI may be a better choice (offering 3 monitors form a single card if you ever need it)
  2. I'm actually building the computer for a cousin of mine who wanted a to get a new computer since he started college. I chose the green because it's 2TB version is a lot cheaper than the 2TB version of the caviar black but I think I'm just gonna let him choose between that and the black 1TB version, and he can just buy an external hard drive when he get's more money. I think he just want's the computer for graphic design programs and stuff like that.
  3. in that case, i guess it all looks good. though i think you should definitely just get the 550w corsair PSU.
  4. I read correctly you have 8 GB of RAM for your i7-920?

    I'd suggest finding some triple channel RAM 3x2GB
  5. The WD Greens are great for storage (I have three), but not so great as a primary drive.
  6. Best answer selected by malondigash.
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